Grilled egglplant topped with tomatoes & basil slaw

This week has been so beautiful in the Northwest. Along with my daughter being a vegetarian it has been so perfect firing up the grill every evening. A blank canvas, fresh local ingredients & being able to walk out to my produce garden and see what can be added to enhance our meals. INGREDIENTS: 1…

Veggie Grilling:Zucchini

Having my vegetarian daughter home has me creating a lot of plant based meals. At the same time making sure they are full of protein. She also limits her carb intake. It is actually a nice stepping out of the usual routine. Grilled Zucchini stuffed with homemade marinara sauce, topped with fresh mozzarella & walnut…

Slow Roasted Marinara Sauce

One does not grow old at the table The aromas throughout the kitchen bring me back to Italy. Strolling the streets of Florence and taking in these scents in that moment. I had no idea I would remember them this well. Reminiscing of how the lifestyle is; food is everything to Italians. It is so…

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes have become slightly an obsession of mine over the last few months. I’m so thankful in researching for the absolute best marinara sauce I found this amazing blog jellytoastblog.com It gave me goosebumps as it is completely my style. The photography to the layout has me in awe… Of course I had…

Cilantro Lime Chicken and Black Bean & Lentil Soup

So inspired by my latest culinary adventure in the kitchen. Obsessed with miracle broth– full of vitamins, incredible way to cleanse your system, boost your immune system and so much more… I read through many of my favorite blogs. Which always adds excitement and motivation after a very long day working on reports and never-ending…

Crispy Baked Fries

This Recipe excites my two young boys. As we eat out on a very rare occasion. We never consider fast food chains as even a option. This is a healthy spin on the American French Fries. Crispy Baked French Fries: 6-8 organic Yukon gold potatoes (these have more flavor than russet potato) 4 Cups of…

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Passion is everything! Every week I make a soup or two. Healthy, full of veggies and bold flavors. Also a great way to get your veggie intake for the day! Roasted Tomato Basil Soup is one of our favorites. Recipe: 1 yellow onion chopped 3 T olive oil 1 1/2 T seasalt 1 T cinnamon…

A Healthier Homemade Tortilla=Happy Family

My boys love cheese quesadillas. So this past weekend I decided to make them extra special using homemade tortillas. They are rather simple to make. I also love anything less processed and I know what ingredients are exactly in them. This recipe can be used for your Butternut Squash Enchiladas that I updated with the…

Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew

If you love sweet potatoes like I do and several of my closest friends… This is a recipe to try! Also filled with healthy benefits to boost your immune system. Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew Ingredients 2 Tbsp coconut or extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 Tbsp curry…

Miracle Brew Recipes

These are honestly incredible miracle brews. Endless benefits to stay healthy. Sipping these drinks throughout the day will help you detoxify toxins from your body. Recipes by: Whole Living Photos courtesy of Whole Living Site Golden Elixir In a mug stir together 1 cup hot water 1T fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp each cayenne, turmeric…

Granola made with love!

I always want to give something with meaning and so much love. My granola has been a hit with my family and my close walking friend. I knew it was something I should share with close friends & family this holiday season. Adapted from researching so many blogs & recipes Healthy Granola 1 jar unsweetened…

A fall favorite; Butternut Squash Lasagna

This is in the top of fall favorites for anyone who tries it. Butternut Squash Lasagna was a dish I had many, many years ago at restaurant in Seattle that our friend was the chef; Machavelli. He went on and opened his own restaurant, Mariani’s. All credit for this goes to him. We are more…